The Loss of the Victoria

By Commander Hilary Mead, R.N., published February 1961


In 1959 a book was published on the subject of the loss of the Victoria. Apart from the events of the collision and subsequent court-marshal, the book’s main theme was the contrast in personalities of the two flag-officers. The author went out of his way to whitewash Tryon, and blacken the character of Markham, saying Markham was an amateur and grew more taciturn and embittered on account of his broken career. Markham was appointed C.-in-C., The Nore, at a later date, when command of one of the Home Ports was considered one of the ‘plums’ reserved for a distinguished admiral towards the end of his service.

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Filed under: WW1 | North Sea | Other (Twentieth C) | Mediterranean | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Miscellaneous | Navies | Ship Handling & Seamanship

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